Coherent Pluggable Module Platform Is Designed for up to 600Gbps Data Rates with Single Wavelength Data Transmission for Datacenter Interconnect Through Metro/Regional Distances
SAN JOSE, Calif. – NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic solutions for the highest speed communications networks in telecom and datacenter applications, announced today that will demonstrate its pluggable Coherent CFP2-ACO module for 400G and beyond, at the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference and Exhibition at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, March 21 to 23. The ClearLightTM CFP2-ACO Platform is capable of achieving single wavelength 200G, 400G and 600 Gbps transmission over Data center Interconnect through metro/regional distances.
NeoPhotonics’ ClearLightTM CFP2-ACO platform uses next generation optical components which are based on platforms that have been proven in volume production for 100G and 200G network applications. The platform uses NeoPhotonics’ high bandwidth Class 40 Coherent Receiver capable of 64Gbaud with 16-QAM to 64-QAM modulation. This high bandwidth receiver maintains high sensitivity to simplify migration from 100G to 200G and 400G links. The platform also uses NeoPhotonics’ industry leading high power, external cavity, ultra-narrow line width tunable laser with low power consumption. The ultra-narrow line widths enables higher order constellations with less processing requirements from the DSP.
The ClearLightTM 64 Gbaud CFP2-ACO demonstrates the ability to scale data capacity to 400G/600G on a single wavelength while maintaining performance and link budgets in DCI or metro/regional links. The data capacity scaling optimizes the cost per bit and thus enables broad deployment of coherent transmission from short to long reaches.
With low power consumption, the ClearLightTM CFP2-ACO 400G/600G significantly increases faceplate density, while moving the DSP outside the module enables management of the heat generated by the DSP when operating at these high data-rates.
“Our new ClearLightTM 64 Gbaud CFP2-ACO 400G/600G pluggable coherent transponder demonstrates a powerful new platform for NeoPhotonics which is capable of efficiently implementing 400G to 600G transmission networks,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “This exciting new platform is made possible by our Advanced Hybrid Photonic Integration technology utilizing our latest advances in high bandwidth receivers and ultra-narrow linewidth lasers in conjunction with higher order modulation, ” continued Mr. Jenks.
The ClearlightTM CFP2-ACO 400G/600G, along with NeoPhotonics broad suite of products for 100Gbps and beyond line side and data center applications, will be displayed in Booth #3017 at the OFC Conference and Exhibition in Los Angeles, California, March 21-23, 2017.